<![CDATA[Rugby]]> http://www.thenational.ae/sport/rugby en_US en_US Australia rugby to test World Cup campaign on tour http://www.thenational.ae/sport/rugby/australia-rugby-to-test-world-cup-campaign-on-tour Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:40:01 GMT 39B961A0-DD55-47E9-B96B-2F83250A1073 2014-04-16T10:40:01Z Coach McKenzie backs Australia’s withdrawal of Folau http://www.thenational.ae/sport/rugby/coach-mckenzie-backs-australias-withdrawal-of-folau Sun, 13 Apr 2014 08:56:31 GMT 5F672150-0B58-4E0C-A8A3-F39A8FF5E143 2014-04-13T08:56:31Z Gareth Anscombe boot buries Melbourne Rebels as Waikato Chiefs escape with win http://www.thenational.ae/sport/super-rugby/gareth-anscombe-boot-buries-melbourne-rebels-as-waikato-chiefs-escape-with-win Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:47:24 GMT 05C9DCEC-34E2-4760-BD0F-C5331F6DA685 2014-04-12T17:47:24Z Nick Cummins trio of tries propels Western Force over New South Wales Waratahs http://www.thenational.ae/sport/super-rugby/nick-cummins-trio-of-tries-propels-western-force-over-new-south-wales-waratahs Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:39:01 GMT 639DD9C0-71AB-4F46-87F5-96790359A5FE 2014-04-12T17:39:01Z Former Scotland teammates cross paths again a long way from home http://www.thenational.ae/sport/gulf-rugby/former-scotland-teammates-cross-paths-again-a-long-way-from-home Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:00:22 GMT 82E81FD1-C4C2-44B1-8621-ABA3962613C0 2014-04-10T22:00:22Z Rugby referees are there to uphold the rules, not sustain the spectacle http://www.thenational.ae/thenationalconversation/sport-comment/rugby-referees-are-there-to-uphold-the-rules-not-sustain-the-spectacle Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:23:34 GMT 043CFC61-0FE8-4EA2-A154-03F7608F142D 2014-04-10T21:23:34Z New South Wales Waratahs buoyed by Israel Folau return against Western Force http://www.thenational.ae/sport/rugby/new-south-wales-waratahs-buoyed-by-israel-folau-return-against-western-force Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:19:43 GMT C32FAED2-D365-4A23-89DC-07B5306C59B8 2014-04-10T18:19:43Z Coastal Sharks, ACT Brumbies out to defend early Super Rugby perches http://www.thenational.ae/sport/rugby/coastal-sharks-act-brumbies-out-to-defend-early-super-rugby-perches Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:14:49 GMT 22663435-6714-4BFC-AD73-0DB5A8EEA39C 2014-04-10T18:14:49Z Melbourne Rebels looking at Cruden-less Chiefs and seeing opportunity http://www.thenational.ae/sport/super-rugby/melbourne-rebels-looking-at-cruden-less-chiefs-and-seeing-opportunity Mon, 7 Apr 2014 18:58:34 +GMT 58D03DDC-110A-4050-B5FA-32AFF43FE5BA 2014-04-07T18:58:34Z Brumbies chase Sharks at top, Waratahs and Force neck and neck in middle of Super Rugby http://www.thenational.ae/sport/rugby/brumbies-chase-sharks-at-top-waratahs-and-force-neck-and-neck-in-middle-of-super-rugby Sun, 6 Apr 2014 10:27:05 +GMT A7A9B84C-4C44-4E28-9CDD-173F4F1F013B 2014-04-06T10:27:05Z Six score tries as Munster rout Toulouse to reach European Cup semis http://www.thenational.ae/sport/rugby/six-score-tries-as-munster-rout-toulouse-to-reach-european-cup-semis Sat, 5 Apr 2014 18:57:04 +GMT 815564CE-982D-4308-BFA1-7E3041EBA0DD 2014-04-05T18:57:04Z Late Jayden Hayward try keeps Western Force on a Super Rugby roll http://www.thenational.ae/sport/rugby/late-jayden-hayward-try-keeps-western-force-on-a-super-rugby-roll Sat, 5 Apr 2014 16:55:32 +GMT 21153D7C-9915-472A-93E6-DA2D3BCF02F0 2014-04-05T16:55:32Z Beauden Barrett tops 100 points as Wellington Hurricanes notch big win over Blue Bulls http://www.thenational.ae/sport/rugby/beauden-barrett-tops-100-points-as-wellington-hurricanes-notch-big-win-over-blue-bulls Sat, 5 Apr 2014 13:51:10 +GMT AEE13B67-F350-4EE6-A63B-399895C9C4D5 2014-04-05T13:51:10Z In pictures: Jebel Ali Dragons top Abu Dhabi Harlequins for West Asia Cup title http://www.thenational.ae/sport/rugby/in-pictures-jebel-ali-dragons-top-abu-dhabi-harlequins-for-west-asia-cup-title Sat, 5 Apr 2014 12:23:49 +GMT 24B98D12-735E-4FB6-A845-B7CB4D604501 2014-04-05T12:23:49Z Inspired Jebel Ali Dragons make it a perfect six by denying Abu Dhabi Harlequins again http://www.thenational.ae/sport/rugby/inspired-jebel-ali-dragons-make-it-a-perfect-six-by-denying-abu-dhabi-harlequins-again Fri, 4 Apr 2014 22:34:57 +GMT 43837C8F-CDE8-4AAA-9064-C9AD8BD625A8 2014-04-04T22:34:57Z Less could be more for UAE rugby team in 2014 http://www.thenational.ae/sport/gulf-rugby/less-could-be-more-for-uae-rugby-team-in-2014 Thu, 3 Apr 2014 23:01:23 +GMT 7C4686C2-48EC-4EB5-96CF-72BBAFCA57AC 2014-04-03T23:01:23Z Asian Five Nations shift should benefit second-tier countries http://www.thenational.ae/thenationalconversation/sport-comment/asian-five-nations-shift-should-benefit-second-tier-countries Thu, 3 Apr 2014 22:49:31 +GMT 634E74F0-2A59-4890-BAA1-C4BCF77CBADA 2014-04-03T22:49:31Z Familiarity but little contempt between Harlequins and Dragons ahead of West Asia Cup final http://www.thenational.ae/sport/gulf-rugby/familiarity-but-little-contempt-between-harlequins-and-dragons-ahead-of-west-asia-cup-final Thu, 3 Apr 2014 22:38:03 +GMT 2775B928-B0AD-4DF8-806C-87652A14DBDD 2014-04-03T22:38:03Z McLean banned seven weeks for ‘dangerous throw’ on McKinnon http://www.thenational.ae/sport/rugby/mclean-banned-seven-weeks-for-dangerous-throw-on-mckinnon Wed, 2 Apr 2014 20:48:49 +GMT 03D408AA-380A-40AB-9B43-8BAE40249262 2014-04-02T20:48:49Z Victor Matfield to tour with Blue Bulls after all, but only as advisor http://www.thenational.ae/sport/rugby/victor-matfield-to-tour-with-blue-bulls-after-all-but-only-as-advisor Wed, 2 Apr 2014 16:40:14 +GMT 62C7BC27-36DA-4C55-A7DB-CD40F02797B4 2014-04-02T16:40:14Z